Floored by the Foyer

This foyer was in such sad shape that if guests came over, I would bring them in through the garage, or if that was unavailable, an open window.  But all it really needed was a fresh coat of paint and a thorough sanding of that splintery door to become bright, welcoming, and safe to the touch.  The parquet floors and rock accent wall don’t even look dated anymore, they add a ton of character, yeah?  I also love how Virginia turned the closet into a pretty little nook, it appears to have tripled the square footage of the whole thing! I would totally do this to the closet by my front door, if it wasn’t the ONLY closet in my entire house.  Sheesh, who’s idea was that? 


Get all the details from Virginia on her blog Live Love DIY.





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  1. Love the idea of opening the closet like that. What a great idea!

  2. All I have to say is “WOW!”

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  4. Fabulous transformation. Hugs, Marty

  5. Um seriously love the closet!! Now I am gonna obsess about doing my entry closet like that!!

    Ashleigh @ Live Gorgeously

  6. Great job! Looks amazing!

  7. awesome idea! I saw a closet like that opened up and they put a bend and some hooks in there too! Huge improvement!!!

  8. It is pretty impressive that all they did was remove doors, paint and add a piece of furniture. WOW!!!!

  9. What’s crazy about this one is that although I’m sure it was a lot of work, not a lot was actually changed, and yet it looks fantastic compared to before. Great redo!

  10. That’s insane, it’s so much better!


  11. Hi Lindsey!! Thanks for the AWESOME feature! Have gotten such great feedback from it today! Hugs!
    Virginia from livelovediy.com

  12. Love this! Such a huge difference!

  13. What a simple wonderful transformation! Good job Virginia, and Lindsey, too, for pointing out the new nook! It really does seem to double the space. Gets me thinking…

  14. Just stopped by to let you know that I’ve given you the versatile blogger award over at my blog. Here’s a link to the post if you’d like to see. Also, thanks for all your hard work. http://www.lifeshouldcostless.com/2012/04/i-got-this-award-from-stefanie-at.html

  15. Wow! That’s a transformation alright! Gorgeous and upscale now!
    Lovely! xo wendy

  16. OH that’s a GOOD B&A. Off to look at all the dets.

  17. Love the stone for the after, looks great against the white.


  18. Anonymous says:

    Once again, the Magic that is white paint! Looks amazing!!!

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